When You Are The Oldest Person In The Room

By Rick Boxx

Not long ago a business leader, Kevin, mentioned he has found himself adjusting to the fact that he is often the oldest man in the room. Just as he used to look up to his elders, Kevin said he has now become one of those “elders,” and others are looking up to him for guidance. This reality, he admitted, can be both flattering and daunting.

The Integrity of Paying Bills on Time

By Jim Mathis

Years ago, when my wife and I were in the photofinishing business, I received a letter from a high-ranking official at Eastman Kodak. I was a little nervous that Kodak might cancel our account, since we were very small for such a large company. Even though we bought a couple thousand dollars in film, chemicals and paper each month, that was still a very meager amount by Fortune 500 standards.

Tags:  Integrity

The Wisdom of the Front Line

By Rick Boxx

A friend of mine, Paul, and some investors launched a new business with a promising new medical product. The product concept was excellent, but when the medical community used this new product, it was not effective because of significant design flaws.

Tags:  Wisdom

What Does It Take To Be Truly Rich?

By Robert J. Tamasy

A while back, my wife and I visited a restaurant and later filled out a survey about our experience there. In completing the questionnaire, we were automatically entered in a contest with a monetary reward. To our surprise, we were notified we had won and weeks later received a check in the mail. It was not for a huge amount, but we put the unanticipated money to good use.

Tags:  Wealth, Riches

Digging Extraordinary Out of the Ordinary

By Robert J. Tamasy

Remember how excited you were the day you got your current job? Maybe it represented the realization of a dream. Or the end of a lengthy job search after being out of work. Or finally receiving an anticipated promotion. Or it offered the opportunity to pursue your passion, and utilize skills and gifts in ways you never could before.

Tags:  Extraordinary, Attitude, Work

Building A Values-Based Business

By Rick Boxx

One of the most underestimated tools for any successful business enterprise is the foundation of values upon which it has been built. If a company’s goal is simply to make high profits, to close a lot of sales, or even to deliver huge quantities of products or services, it can lead to problems with the end serving to justify the means.

Tags:  Business

A Suggested Goal For The New Year

By Robert J. Tamasy

The Christmas celebrations are over, New Year’s Eve is next on the schedule, and then we are fully locked into the new year. In anticipation of moving into a new calendar year, many of us are also engaged in the annual practice of making resolutions or setting goals.

Tags:  Goal-setting, Goals, New Year